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List of all shark attacks in spain

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 44 shark attacks in SPAIN. Out of those, 8 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 18.18%. 28 attacks came out of the blue while 16 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Gran Canaria 15-09-2017 Porbeagle, 1.5 mBody surfingLacerations to right footNO 13yo male
Grao de Moncofa 25-08-2017 MiddayShark involvement questionableSwimmingLacerations to left footNO 11yo female
Estanys Beach, Colonia de Sant 22-07-2017 AfternoonBlue shark 6'SwimmingAbrasion to arm from shark's rough skinNO female
Playa d’en Bossa 16-06-2017 12h00Swimming2-inch laceration to handNO 82yo male
Arenales del Sol 28-07-2016 11h30Blue sharkSwimmingLacerations to right handNO 40yo male
Las Teresitas, Tenerife 07-07-2016 Angel sharkWading5 tiny puncture marks to lower leg, treated with hydrogen peroxideNO 10yo female
Arinaga Beach, Aguimes, Gran Canaria 24-12-2015 Silky shark, 6.5'SwimmingLacerations to left forearmNO 38yo Cristina Ojeda-Thies
Poniente Beach, Benidorm 17-08-2015 11h00Shark involvement not confirmedSwimmingMinor injury when he attempted to touch a fish.NO 10yo male
Off Motril 02-12-2014 07h00Fishing for blue sharksGlancing bite to wrist from netted shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO male
Salou 31-08-2014 Playing with an air mattressLacerations to right handNO 16yo male
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